Here is another post by me.
As some of you might know (from my previous messages), I am planning of getting a master's degree in applied physics during the next few years. My plan after this is to stop academics for a while and work in a company for the following 2-3 years (it is a mandatory service) and then apply for the Ph.D. degree. I was wondering how this hiatus would affect me when I apply to graduate schools for the Ph.D. degree in applied physics after this service.
Or, would it be better to take this break now for the next 2-3 years and then do the masters, in which case I will apply for the Ph.D. degree right after completing my master's degree. As always, thank you all for reading and comments/advice.